[nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and Refurbs

robbie macg robbie.macg at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 15:27:03 ADT 2014


Thank you all for the swift responses. I'm not clear on my firend's
needs/budget/time frame right now, but may well follow up on her
behalf with teh group.

Trina: Your offer is generous in the extreme. Once I have a better
sense of this situation, I may we;; be back in touch.

Thanks again,
Robbie

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>    1.  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and Refurbs
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>    2. Re:  Resuscitating a Kobo (Oliver Doepner)
>    3.  Reply to Oliver Re:  Resuscitating a Kobo (Frank Geitzler)
>    4. Re:  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
>       Refurbs (George N. White III)
>    5. Re:  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
>       Refurbs (Trina Conrad)
>    6. Re:  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
>       Refurbs (Monte Stevens)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:28:12 -0300
> From: robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
>         Refurbs
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> Hi,
> I have a friend with multiple environmental sensitivities. They have
> to work on a computer for their job, but can't work on a new machine,
> in part because of the odours associated with new products. They're
> currently needing to replace a computer, and feel like finding
> something second hand/refurbished might be their best solution. Do you
> have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they should
> check out?
>
> Thanks,
> Robbie
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:01:33 -0300
> From: Oliver Doepner <odoepner at gmail.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Resuscitating a Kobo
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> I might have an old Kobo with a  functional LCD panel (but some sort of
> motherboard meltdown).
> Let me see if I can find it and you can have it for parts.
>
> Cheers
> Oliver
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Clint MacKinnon <clint.mk at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Frank,
>>
>> Sounds like she may have crushed one of the membranes in the LCD panel.
>>
>> If that is the case the best bet would be to either find a broken Kobo of
>> the same model to scavenge a panel from or buying a new Kobo.
>> On Jul 14, 2014 11:42 PM, "Frank Geitzler" <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>  My daughter took a Kobo to the beach.  No problem, till she
>>> accidentally braced her hand flat on it to get up off the sand...
>>> The Kobo is a wireless model, is charged up (she forgot to bring me the
>>> charger, when she visited today) and can be turned on and off; but
>>> unfortunately the display on the screen is jumbled -some of the text is
>>> legible, enough to read the messages saying that it is powered off or on,
>>> and the book title being read can, with a bit of guessing, be made out.  I
>>> took it in to Chapters today, and they told me that model hasn't been sold
>>> for several years, and none are available for which it could be exchanged.
>>> They tried the 'factory reset' routine (shove a paper clip into a small
>>> hole on the back), but that didn't help.
>>> Does anyone have any useful suggestions?  No rush -I will just put it
>>> away till the next meeting -of either (or both) clubs.
>>> Frank Geitzler
>>>
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> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:32 -0300
> From: Frank Geitzler <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: [nSLUG] Reply to Oliver Re:  Resuscitating a Kobo
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> On Thu, 2014-07-24 at 23:01 -0300, Oliver Doepner wrote:
>> I might have an old Kobo with a  functional LCD panel (but some sort
>> of motherboard meltdown).
>>
>>
>> Let me see if I can find it and you can have it for parts.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>> Oliver
>>
>
> Thanks, Oliver.  I appreciate the offer.  The model of my daughter's
> Kobo is N647B (unless the last character is an '8' rather than a 'B').
> Do you plan to attend the next NSLUG technical meeting at Dal?
> Frank
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Clint MacKinnon <clint.mk at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>         Hi Frank,
>>
>>         Sounds like she may have crushed one of the membranes in the
>>         LCD panel.
>>
>>         If that is the case the best bet would be to either find a
>>         broken Kobo of the same model to scavenge a panel from or
>>         buying a new Kobo.
>>
>>
>>         On Jul 14, 2014 11:42 PM, "Frank Geitzler"
>>         <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:
>>
>>                 My daughter took a Kobo to the beach.  No problem,
>>                 till she accidentally braced her hand flat on it to
>>                 get up off the sand...
>>                 The Kobo is a wireless model, is charged up (she
>>                 forgot to bring me the charger, when she visited
>>                 today) and can be turned on and off; but unfortunately
>>                 the display on the screen is jumbled -some of the text
>>                 is legible, enough to read the messages saying that it
>>                 is powered off or on, and the book title being read
>>                 can, with a bit of guessing, be made out.  I took it
>>                 in to Chapters today, and they told me that model
>>                 hasn't been sold for several years, and none are
>>                 available for which it could be exchanged.  They tried
>>                 the 'factory reset' routine (shove a paper clip into a
>>                 small hole on the back), but that didn't help.
>>                 Does anyone have any useful suggestions?  No rush -I
>>                 will just put it away till the next meeting -of either
>>                 (or both) clubs.
>>                 Frank Geitzler
>>
>>
>>
>>
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> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:05:14 -0300
> From: "George N. White III" <gnwiii at gmail.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
>         Refurbs
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> Apple has been making systems with aluminium and glass cases, as well as
> aluminium keyboards for years.    Some people have developed allergies to
> Apple's "aluminum" cases -- aluminum cases may contain nickel which is a
> known allergen and won't go away with age.   Most 2-3 year old Apple models
> can boot linux or Windows but recent models can be a problem due to Apple's
> heavy reliance on thermal management sensors and associated power
> management.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM, robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I have a friend with multiple environmental sensitivities. They have
>> to work on a computer for their job, but can't work on a new machine,
>> in part because of the odours associated with new products. They're
>> currently needing to replace a computer, and feel like finding
>> something second hand/refurbished might be their best solution. Do you
>> have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they should
>> check out?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Robbie
>> _______________________________________________
>> nSLUG mailing list
>> nSLUG at nslug.ns.ca
>> http://nslug.ns.ca/mailman/listinfo/nslug
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> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:14:31 -0300
> From: Trina Conrad <trina.hanson79 at gmail.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
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> I have some used machines that I could see about getting up running for
> your friend.  What is he looking for/does he need?
>
> Trina
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM, robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I have a friend with multiple environmental sensitivities. They have
>> to work on a computer for their job, but can't work on a new machine,
>> in part because of the odours associated with new products. They're
>> currently needing to replace a computer, and feel like finding
>> something second hand/refurbished might be their best solution. Do you
>> have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they should
>> check out?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Robbie
>> _______________________________________________
>> nSLUG mailing list
>> nSLUG at nslug.ns.ca
>> http://nslug.ns.ca/mailman/listinfo/nslug
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> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:07:04 -0300
> From: Monte Stevens <montestevens at eastlink.ca>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
>         Refurbs
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> robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com> writes:
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> [...]
>
>> Do you have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they
>> should check out?
>
> I've bought multiple laptops from Ron at Computer Remarketing.
> pc700.com
>
> I've bought one laptop from Techmania.
> http://www.techmania.ca/products-page/refurbished-products/
>
> No complaints either way.
>
>   Monte
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